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The Island Lake Lodge Tamarack Dining Room has been setting the standard for mountain Cuisine for many years.

The French inspired Rocky Mountain Cuisine has recently been documented in a cookbook from Whitecap publishing.

The approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication.  We use our best efforts to use organic and traditionally raised foods and prepare them with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques.  We believe there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people, and culture.  It is from this belief that we are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and enviro-wise products and offer them in healthy and balanced dishes. We believe in unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods; ‘real food’.  These real foods, traditionally prepared, offer countless flavours and textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Summer Dining:

Island Lake Lodge is open for summer from June 9 until October 9, 2017, for gourmet dining, hiking, accommodation, spa, and simple relaxation. Call for availability and reservations.

Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function or wedding - visit this webpage for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.


Ancient Timbers Dining Room in the Tamarack Lodge: 5pm-9pm

  • 3,000 bottle wine library
  • Fireplace & Open kitchen
  • Indoor & outdoor tables with views of the Lizard Range
  • Gourmet fine dining and wine tasting menus


Bear Lodge Patio in the Red Eagle Lodge: 11am-5pm daily June & September. Open 11am-8pm June 30th - September 3rd.

  • Casual and relaxed patio dining with views of the Lizard Range
  • Fully licenced with specialty cocktails and Island Lake wine selections
  • Summer menu featuring salads, seafood pasta, local game & foraged produce

2017 Dining Specials:

  • Date Night Mondays
    Bring your partner up for a romantic dinner. 2 entrees, 2 glasses of wine and an appetizer to share for $79 per couple.
  • Wine Tasting Wednesdays
    5-course tasting menu with 5 wines. Each Wednesday we will feature a new and old world wine from our diverse cellar. $99 per person.
  • Untamed Kootenays Culinary Weekend, June 16-18, 2017
    2 nights luxury accommodation, 2 gourmet dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, cookbook & gifts, guided hikes. All from $999 per couple.
  • Father's Day Hike & Brunch, Sunday June 18th, 2017
    A delicious brunch paired with a family-friendly hike for $38/adults, $18/children.


Island Lake Lodge is in a private wilderness setting only 10km from Fernie and easily accessible in summer via Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road. Look for the large wooden Island Lake Lodge sign on HWY between town and Fernie Alpine Resort turn-off.

Winter Dining:

In winter, for those not catskiing, experience Island Lake Lodge with a snowcat ride & lunch package. Dinner reservations are offered pre-Christmas.

The main road to the lodge in winter is not plowed so everyone gets to enjoy a snowcat ride to and from the lodge (20 minute ride, must be booked in advance). You can drive your vehicle to the lower parking lot for Island Lake Lodge (by the big Lodge sign), just a couple kilometers up Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road, this road is just off Highway 3 across from the Stanford Resort Hotel.

Winter Snowcat Ride & Lunch

  • Available Thursday - Sundays throught the whole winter season. Reservations required.
  • Price $69/person includes gourmet lunch and snowcat shuttle to and from the lodge
  • Children 50% off (ages 4-12). Tot (0-3) free
  • Round out your winter lodge experience with some time in our Spa. Let our experienced therapists help you relax and rejuvenate. Have a look at the winter spa menu.
  • If you want to go on for a little adventure while at the lodge, snowshoes or cross-country skis are available. Rent snowshoes for $10 and XC skis for $15.
  • Contact Information
  • 888-422-8754 (Toll Free)
  • 250-423-3700
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  • Cedar Valley Road , Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
  • Details
    • Fine Dining
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    • Non smoking
    • Outside Patio
    • Pub/Lounge
    • Reservations accepted
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